Super Green Smoothies

Super Green Smoothies

Vegetable juicing & smoothies for optimal health

There is no easier way to increase your vegetable intake than with the addition of a green smoothie. You can use a wide range of different vegetables (and fruits) to make a smoothie which gives endless combinations both in terms of the flavours and their health-giving properties.  

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How to make a vegetarian diet more healthy

How to make a vegetarian diet more healthy

Vegetarians are often considered to be healthy eaters – this can certainly be true for those eating a well-planned diet made from whole foods - non-starchy vegetables, coupled with pulses (beans, lentils), nuts, seeds, eggs, wholegrains and possibly some dairy.  This style of eating is high in fibre and promotes a healthy acid/alkali balance.  

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Healthy snacks

Replacing our favourite snacks with healthier options can seem a little daunting at first but quite quickly, your taste buds will adjust to less sugar and salt and you'll discover new combination that you like just as much.  Not only because they taste good but they are guilt free while also nourishing.

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Home Made Protein Balls

Every now and then we need a snack and unfortunately, many of the snacks available aren't that great for our health.  I started making my own protein balls for a couple of reasons - to save money and to improve the quality of the ingredients I was eating.

You can play around with this recipe as much as you like - mix it up with different nuts, grains, flavours!

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Eggs for Breakfast

Eggs make for such a great breakfast - nutritious, high protein and delicious!  Banish hunger until lunch time and avoid the blood sugar roller-coaster.

Clients often tell me that they have eggs at the weekend but that they don't have enough time to cook eggs during the week.  To follow are 3 solutions to this problem.

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Chia Seed Porridge

If you've not experimented with chia seeds yet, now is the time to start!  These little seeds originate from latin america - as they are a seed, not a grain, they are high in protein and ideal for anyone trying to reduce carb intake or following a paleo/primal eating style.

Bursting with omega 3s, minerals and soluble fibre, they can be used in a number of ways.  At breakfast time, they led themselves well to smoothies and chia 'porridge', the latter being the topic of this blog.  They can also be used as an egg substitute for baking or added to casseroles to help thicken up a sauce.

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